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movies by or about women opening US/Can from Fri Jul 13



female director, female screenwriter, female protagonist
What Will People Say (Hvad vil folk sige)
Iram Haq writes and directs this drama about a Norwegian teenager (Maria Mozhdah) who is sent to live with relatives in Pakistan.
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female director, female coscreenwriter, female coprotagonist
Dark Money
Kimberly Reed directs and cowrites this documentary about campaign finance in the United States.
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female director, female coscreenwriter, male protagonist
The Devil’s Doorway
Aislinn Clarke directs and cowrites this historical horror movie about two (male) priests who investigate an apparent miracle that turns out to be the opposite.
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male director, female coscreenwriter, male protagonist
Gauguin: Voyage to Tahiti
Sarah Kaminsky cowrites this historical drama about the painter Paul Gauguin. (male director)
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male director, male screenwriter, female protagonist
Eighth Grade [pictured]
Elsie Fisher stars in this dramedy about a tween just trying to survive her last week of middle school. (male writer-director)
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